Not too terribly long ago, Facebook updated its features to allow you to tag a friend in your status updates. The process, and affect, is similar to @-ing someone on Twitter, and alerts someone to the update. Facebook's process is easy, and I'll show you how. (Note that on Twitter you can "@" anyone, but on Facebook, you can only tag your friends.)
Log in to Facebook and go to your news feed.
You'll tag your friend in your status update:
Place your cursor in the text box:
Facebook will ask you to provide more information. Begin typing the name of your friend. For this lesson, I'm using my friend Marty, without his permission:
Now you can add text to the update. You can write before or after the person's name. I've typed text after Marty's name below:
Go forth and tag!